Joseph Fenwick (1762-1849) was born in Cherryfields, Saint-Mary in
He was a wine and spirits merchant, and a trade importer exporter with his elder brother James (1758)
and his first cousin Ignatus, Captain and ship-owner.
He went into partnership with John Mason in 1788. (Joseph Fenwick ‘s house built in 1795, Joseph died (87 years) in this house)
Joseph Fenwick lived in
and cultivated vines near Saint Bruno ‘s Church.
In 1792 he married Catherine Eléonore Ménoire (born in 1772).
Joseph Fenwick was the first Consul appointed by G.Washington.
Joseph Fenwick was Consul between 7 June 1790 and 3 June 1801.
He had one son Frank Fenwick (1793-1858),
himself Consul of the
near Capian (a small town 30 kms from
Translation and photos :M.Davidson